PhD Studentship | Portraiture and the British Naval Officer

Posted in graduate students by Editor on April 11, 2015

Grindall family by R. Livesey ZBA5116

Richard Livesay, Captain Richard Grindall and His Family, ca. 1800 (Greenwich: National Maritime Museum). More information about the painting is available here»

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From AAH:

Portraiture and the British Naval Officer, ca.1740–1805
Full-time Collaborative PhD Studentship, University of East Anglia, 2015–2018

Applications due by 11 May 2015

The University of East Anglia, in partnership with the NMM and the NPG (both part of the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership, the Thames Consortium), is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified applicant for a full-time collaborative PhD studentship undertaking the first sustained critical study of British naval officers’ portraits (paintings and prints) between the period of Britain’s emergence as a world maritime power and that power’s consolidation at Trafalgar, for three years commencing 1 October 2015. The research will address the production, reception, dissemination and significance of eighteenth-century British naval officers’ portraits whilst also contributing to related online publications, research and events within the NMM and the NPG.

The successful applicant will be based at the NMM, the NPG and the Department of Art History and World Art Studies (UEA). The studentship is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award programme, and includes tuition fees up to the standard Home/EU amount and an annual stipend. Funding for PhD studentships from AHRC is available to successful candidates who meet the UK Research Council eligibility criteria. Applicants should hold (or expect to achieve) a Master’s degree and either a 1st Class or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline.

More information is available here»

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